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Archive of the posts written by author: Ron Letnes.
Nov
18

A CASE FOR RED FLAG LAWS

RED FLAG LAWS SAVE LIVES. A RFL would temporarily remove a gun from an individual who was undergoing stress due to personal, partner or marital difficulties. RFL are issued through a judge and owners have the right of appeal. Guns are returned when…

Oct
30

HAWAII, WHY?

WHY DOES HAWAII document the lowest or one of the lowest rates of gun violence in the USA? They must be doing something right. An article written by Harry Cheadle titled “Why the US gun violence epidemic hasn’t reached Hawaii” analyzes why. Some…

Oct
12

NO FEAR GUN LAWS

NO FEAR GUN LAWS are gun laws that save lives while respecting the right of gun ownership for responsible owners. The NRA and Gun Owners of America would have us believe ALL gun laws are a slippery slope towards the government taking our…

Sep
11

HOW LONG?

HOW LONG frequently begins Old Testament verses. The tone cries out for an answer from God or individuals. Response is tearfully and angrily demanded. Mercy is the prize! Relief the succor. Here’s a sampling:: How long shall this fellow be a snare to…

Aug
26

POWER OF THE PEOPLE

Fleet Farm has been on my mind. On a recent visit I browsed their gun section. I noticed several assault-type weapons for sale. I took a picture, put the pic on Facebook and got hundreds of responses overwhelmingly opposed to the sale of…

Aug
16

FLEET FARM LETTER

August 2019 Fleet Farm Corporate 1300 South Lynndale Dr. Appleton, WI 54914 Dear Fleet Farm Leadership, I am writing out of Christian concern for human life. The Book of Genesis speaks of all people created in the Image of God and living together…

Aug
12

GAME FAIR REFLECTIONS

I volunteered to staff the Protect Minnesota booth at the annual GAME FAIR in Ramsey, Minnesota. The GF is spread over two weekends and is geared for hunters and fisher-folks, providing 300 vendors the opportunity to share and sell their products to avid…

Aug
1

LIFE SAVING ACTIONS

“Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying [God] and holding fast to [God]; for that means life to you and length of days….” (Dt. 30:19b-20a) God wills life for all people. God does not…

Jul
22

JESUS

JESUS. The person, the Son of God, the reason for gun violence prevention. JESUS is where I begin when addressing GVP. Why? Because Jesus’ life, mission and ethics are to be replicated by Christ’s followers. Human rights, gun rights are interpreted through Jesus.…

Jul
18

DISTRACTIONS

The story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10 focuses on distractions preventing Martha from listening and honoring Jesus. Jesus visited their home. Mary chose to spend time with Jesus, listening to his teachings and interacting. Martha chose to do housework and perhaps…

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